It's not necessarily the most interesting or groundbreaking project, but I came across Ruggie, an alarm clock shaped like a small rug that you need to get up and stand on to turn off. I'm personally not much of a morning person and have been trying to get into a better routine and I thought this could be a funny and pretty effective way to drag my ass out of bed
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There is something I have to say about 'Ruggie'.
I think that this project is a rip off of an original idea that surfaced in 2007 and is documented
as such in many different web sites, including this: http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/06/19/c ... arm-clock/
I don't know either of the creators, but I know one thing: one would hopefully agree that all creators have the obligation to check for previous work and at least acknowledge it in their new designs.
True, the nature of the design work these days is such that it is difficult to avoid existing details and elements already embedded elsewhere.
What sets 'Ruggie' aside, and not in a a good sense, is that it is an unacknowledged carbon copy of the 2007 design. Oh, and the way the campaign was designed to include details about famous people's sleeping habits is ridiculous and completely unnecessary. Then not only this guy made a nice sum on Kickstarter but he repeated it on Indiegogo. On the latter he gave no updates and answered no comments. I hope I'm wrong but this does not look good for the supporters.
Sorry for all the gloom.